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Country code

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Country codes are short alphabetic or numeric geographical codes (geocodes) developed to represent countries and dependent areas, for use in data processing and communications. Several different systems have been developed to do this. The most famous of these is ISO 3166-1.


Lists of country codes by country

A - B - C - D-E - F - G - H-I - J-K - L - M - N - O-R - S - T - U-Z

ISO 3166-1

Main article: ISO 3166-1

This standard defines for most of the countries and dependent areas in the world:

The two-letter codes are used as the basis for some other codes or applications, e.g.

For more applications see ISO 3166-1 alpha-2.

Other country codes

The developers of ISO 3166 intended that in time it would replace other coding systems in existence.

Other codings

The following can represent countries:

  • The initial digits of International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN) are group identifiers for countries, areas, or language regions.
  • The first three digits of EAN-UCC article numbers, e.g. in barcodes, designate (national) numbering agencies.

See also

External links

  • Comparison of various systems:
  • Another comparison:
  • Country calling codes.

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